~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link at Ginny's to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
A beautiful friend gifted me with this equally beautiful yarn the other day. It's Madelinetosh Pashmina worsted. It feels simply divine...as you might if you were made of merino, silk, and cashmere. ;-) I think that's my new favorite combo. I love the colors, too. She did good!
I'm knitting a Drop Stitch Scarf though I've made it wider for more of a shawl effect. We'll see. I love this yarn, and every time I start to knit this pattern, I don't think it does the yarn justice. I'm pushing on this time since I haven't been able to find any other patterns I think might work well with it. My daughter keeps saying it's pretty, so I'll trust her.
I just saw a reminder on another blog that the Olympics start tomorrow....duh, I knew that...but that also means the Ravellenic Games start tomorrow too! A perfect time to cast on for my own Color Affection since I gave the last one to my sister for Christmas.
Are you planning to join the Ravellenic Games?
As for reading....I'm sort of knitting compulsively these days despite the size of my reading list. However, at night, I am plowing through Dickens' A Child's History of England. It's a very readable story, albeit a long one. I am both entertained and dismayed by the editorial remarks made concerning the Catholic Church. He has an extreme anti-Catholic bias which shines through this work. I've read lots of other Dickens before, but either I wasn't looking for it or it wasn't as obvious. I'm very disappointed, and I don't know how much he'll be on my reading list in the future. I think looking for the bias will ruin his otherwise good stories. What do you think?